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Hey! Pay Attention! This Is Important!

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Now before anyone thinks this is just a frivolous ganging up of fire and EMS bloggers, there is a real reason to get involved.

Project “Viral Likes”

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This is a reasonable, easy, and cheap resolution you can add for 2013 that is positive and will help others. Don’t just talk the talk; walk the walk.

We Shall Never Forget

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In the eleven years that have passed since that day, what have we achieved?

In Memory of Lt. Bruce Schultz, Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue

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Our department lost a dear friend yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

You Can Quote Me On That (Before 2010)

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I was driving down the road the other day and thinking, you know, I too could have a list of quotes, just like the real writers have. So in the interest of filling up a page of useless knowledge, I did.

The Antidote To Road Rage

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Who among us has not experienced anger at the inconsiderate moron who fails to pull to the right when we are well behind them, permitting us a free lane on the way to some emergency?

We Try Harder

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“Zero defects” is a pretty lofty goal, but in our business, zero defects may be the difference between life and death.

Tillered Aerials and Safety Collaboration

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We find too often that people are unwilling to accept the observations and experiences of others and instead “reinvent the wheel” regularly, wasting time and money in the process.

The Capacity Building Exercise To Change All Exercises

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The KSAs we need to emphasize are our greater connection throughout the entire emergency services industry, how we need to get past the things that divide us and unite about things we can agree on and change.

Saying Goodbye To A Friend

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If we really care about leaving a legacy, we should consider the culture we develop as a result of our leadership of others.

Smells Like Innovation

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I have asked students and others for a number of years, “What changes can you see for emergency services that would revolutionize our industry?”

Missionary Work

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Is the message of enlightened leadership actually getting out to the leaders of our emergency services?

In With The New

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I think it recharges the ol’ batteries to go back to those things you found important in the beginning, and remind yourself why you got into this in the first place.

Haters Need Not Apply

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It’s just become a norm of our victim society that it’s okay to be self-righteous and it’s okay to go after anyone who doesn’t think like us.

You Want A Job As A Firefighter/EMT? – UPDATE

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The Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division is seeking motivated individuals to join their team of proven professionals.

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Michael "Mick" Mayers

Battalion Chief with Hilton Head Island (SC) Fire and Rescue and an Emergency Response Coordinator with the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Incident Response Coordination Team.

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